The Harriman Institute at Columbia University is one of the world's leading academic institutions devoted to Russian, Eurasian and East European studies. Our mission is to serve our community at the university and beyond by supporting research, instruction, and dialogue, sponsoring vibrant and multidisciplinary events that bring together our extraordinary resources of faculty, students, and alumni. We are committed to training the next generation of regional specialists to play leadership roles in setting the academic and scholarly agenda, making policy and challenging accepted truths about how we study our rapidly changing world.

May
18
Friday, May 18, 2018
Kimberly Marten (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College) was interviewed by Suomen Kuvalehti, Finland's biggest news weekly, about Putin's fourth term, his patron/client group, and his eventual succession.
May
18
Friday, May 18, 2018
Alexander Karp (Professor of Mathematics Education, Teachers College) has organized a three-day workshop devoted to "Eastern European Mathematics Education in the Decades of Change," to be held on June 8-10.
May
15
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Read Meduza's coverage, and Bloomberg.com's analysis, of the Harriman Institute/NYU Jordan Center debate between Professors Stephen F. Cohen and Michael McFaul.
May
15
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
When Andres Fernandez (MARS-REERS ’18) first visited Hungary through an American Field Service exchange program during the 2010-11 academic year, he fell in love with the country. But he was also shocked by the blatant anti-Semitism, racism and nationalism that he observed from the people around him, including his host father. A few years later, he had a similar experience in Russia. Read more.
May
11
Friday, May 11, 2018
Oxford University Press has published A History of Russian Literature, co-authored by Irina Reyfman (Professor of Russian Literature), Andrew Kahn (University of Oxford), Mark Lipovetsky (University of Colorado, Boulder) and Stephanie Sandler (Harvard University).
Jun
14
Thursday, June 14, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Grande Salle, Columbia Global Center in Paris, Reid Hall
In celebration of the Harriman Institute's recently-completed oral history project in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) and Columbia’s Center for Oral History Research, the Harriman Institute and Columbia Global Centers Paris invite you to a panel discussion about deteriorating Russian-Western relations, and the role of area studies in forming Western policy toward Russia. Event will take place in Paris.